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Portrait of a Man

The man examines his portrait painted by life
The life he lead, desires dulled, so much strife
A wanton spirit crying out, needing to be caressed
A disillusioned life, little remains to feel blessed.

His dream to carve memorials in stones
Poetry his hearts desire, deep within his bones
Waiting, but for what, that he never knew
Until his heart was pierced and his melancholy slew.

A meaning now he found to put his chisel in hand
To carve a stone of life, now inspired and not bland 
A battle before he was unwilling to get up and fight for
Poetry flowing through his veins, he needed to pen forever more.

Pen words of love, words of desire of flowers not yet smelt
Words of wisdom, words of hope, feelings not yet felt
The toxic waste, the dregs of life abandoned and now gone
With words of love, ruby red lips, kissed away everyone.

Hope rages and surges through once clogged arteries  
The disillusioned man now gets up from bended knees
No need to beg for the entrails of love never shown
The piercing freeing his heart when the arrow struck home.

Love abounds freely given just there waiting for his grasp
A love true, a deep love, and a love that er will last.
He got up and with love and understanding he started to build
His soul now cleansed with a love so strong and his heart filled.

© ~GG~08 03 2013

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  1. Date: 3/11/2013 2:23:00 AM
    Well written and very profound. Recounting of a man's searching, now filled with love. Thanks Mandy. (^_^)

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 11:37:00 AM
    again you show such humanity in your poetry,, the sincerity and the heartfelt way you have written this, comes through ever so much..and it is a joy to read another gem from you golden girl

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 10:55:00 AM
    Mnady this is very Oscar Wilde, it is beautiful...David

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 10:46:00 AM
    Hi Mandy :) I agree with Andrea, this really is wonderful. It is always a pleasure to stop by and read some of your work! Thank you for posting another smashing piece. Hugs!

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 10:45:00 AM
    Mandy, this is wonderful. It reminds me of a sonnet I once did for a male friend of mine who sounds like this guy. So is this for the contest about why one writes poems? If so, Then it could be about another writer and not necessarily oneself? by the way, sorry you are still cold up there. We are going to have spring coming to us very shortly. YAYYYY.

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 7:11:00 AM
    I am glad things changed for the better for him. Great write, Mandy!

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 6:32:00 AM
    Wow Mandy, this could be me, though I still take up my chisels, making things is still inspiring for me. Love this poem. Thanks for dropping by mine. Regards Richard.

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 5:57:00 AM
    This is a very beautiful and enlightening write my friend! I truly loved reading this very gorgeous poem this morning! You have stimulated my mind and gave me a desire to write about poetry and its perspective of love! What a delightful piece, very Awesome Work!!

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 5:36:00 AM
    Excellent. Well penned. Enjoyed. Tfs

  1. Date: 3/8/2013 10:53:00 PM
    Lovely write, Mandy! I'm glad this man was able to overcome those things that held him back! It is amazing what the love of a friend can do! Hugs!

  1. Date: 3/8/2013 3:32:00 PM
    I love this Mandy,and best of all it has a happy ending, that is always the icing on the cake, your a great story teller of lives, my friend, have a nice evening xxx